Annual Conference

 

The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities holds an annual conference for members, cooperators, supporters, and the public. The conference typically includes and educational program, networking opportunities, business meeting, advisory board meeting and other events. Please read below for information on current and past conferences.

 

 

5th Annual Conference – April 22nd, 2019- Reno, Nevada

The 2019 conference was held on April 22nd at the Atlantis Resort in Reno. Key speakers included Chief David Hawks of the CAL FIRE Butte Unit. He shared his thoughts on the 2018 Camp Fire and how to prepare your community for evacuation in a catastrophic wildland fire. Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor and County Director for UCANR Humboldt-Del Norte office, spoke about the science behind home ignition during a wildfire. Lastly, Chief Doug Cupp of the Greater Eagle Fire District talked about techniques you can use to inspire your community to become more fire adapted.  A summary report of the conference can be found here.

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4th Annual Conference – March 12th, 2018 – Reno, Nevada

The 2018 conference was held on March 12th at the Atlantis Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada. There were 106 people in attendance, and they heard from a variety of presenters about wildfire evacuation and preparation. Attendees also met the new Network coordinator  and  received an update on the direction of the Network.  A summary report, which includes results from the post-conference evaluations and answers to the many questions that arose during the small group exercise can be seen here.

 

 

 

 

  • Lessons Learned from California’s 2017 Fire Season by Kim Zagaris, Fire and Rescue Chief, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  • Creating Fire Adapted Communities… How Far Have We Come? by Bob Roper, Former Nevada State Forester, Nevada Division of Forestry
  • Creating and Updating Community Wildfire Protection Plans by Forest Schafer, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Tahoe Conservancy
  • Using the Community Wildfire Protection Plan Template by Ed Smith, Living With Fire Program Co-Manager, UNCE
  • Engaging Your Local Fire Service and Community by Mike Brown, Fire Chief (Retired), North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
  • Obtaining Assistance for your Community, by Ryan Shane-NDF, Rodd Rummel- Carson City Fire, and Christina Kantrud- State Farm
  • Operation, Organization, and Transition of the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities by Michael S. Beaudoin, Network Coordinator, Nevada Division of Forestry
  • Speed Dating for Information: Purposeful Networking between Community Members and Network Partners- Representatives from Federal, State, and Local fire services, community leaders, and others.
  • The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Advisory Board Meeting-   See the Meeting Minutes here.

 

 

 

3rd Annual Conference – March 27th, 2017 – Reno, Nevada

The 2017 conference was held on March 27th at the Atlantis Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada. There were 105 people in attendance, and they heard from a variety of presenters about wildfire evacuation and preparation.View of download a summary report, which includes results from the post-conference evaluations and answers to the many questions that arose during the small group exercise.  See the report here.You can view or download each of the presentations, or contact the presenters directly for additional information.

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